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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby maestro66uk » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:59 pm

widget2k4 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:53 pm
So was mine until he destroyed it all
I didn't have any problems with his service. All work carried out perfectly, and fast turn around too. It was all done within 2 weeks.

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby aristomatic » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:29 pm

I think he said his first machine was an Olympic, which he has already restored? This additional machine may be the same model or another? Regardless, you should just try to confirm any parts you are hoping to replate are not rusted through anywhere and that any rust is merely surface/superficial. At least then you're more likely to get a better finished result from wherever it's done.

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby maestro66uk » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:33 pm

I don't think it's gonna be viable to fully restore this machine. If the gentleman who owns it were to GIVE it to me, then it'd be worth my time restoring it for my pleasure and at my expense, but to restore it and try to sell it, to both be able to get some money from the sale would just not be worth it on my part. The machine is a FULL strip-down job, the cabinet and chrome is badly rusted (not rusted to holes) but heavily rusted. The reel mech is very dirty and rusty. The coin mech is just pure rust. It's gonna take a LONG TIME to fully restore this machine. (yes, it is an Aristocrat Olympic).
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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:19 pm

Guess you have answered your own question. You could paint instead, seen done before. Apart from the plastic belly, it is all steel, although later doors were made out a hard non-ferrous material as they were non magnetic.

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby aristomatic » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Thanks for confirming the model.

If you decide not to proceed, post an image as it would be interesting to see it in its current state.

Thx

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby maestro66uk » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:53 pm

I will get some photos of it tomorrow hopefully and I'll get them on here.

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby aristomatic » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:07 pm

Cool

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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby maestro66uk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Well, here is the machine in question. How much is this bugger worth? Any ideas? It's not as bad as I remember seeing it last week, but the daylight had just about gone when I saw it.

The chap selling this machine also took me into his cellar to show me some Alwins in great but dusty condition, and a few other one armed bandits. I can add the photos of the other bandits here if you'd like to see them?
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Re: Aristocrat - a rough price?

Postby aristomatic » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 pm

Always like to see pix..! I can only see some of the pictures on your post on this tablet? I'll try my PC and see if I can access them on that better.


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